Traditional Roleplaying Game support

Posted in Uncategorized by Michael "Chgowiz" on October 2, 2009

As part of the TARGA mission to support traditional, older roleplaying games, we’d like to start providing resources and links to useful information, mailing groups and downloadable content. We are a Big Tent to all genres, so the resources can be wide and plentiful. Those resources can be found on our wiki – feel free to join and add and edit resources that you may know of!



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  1. Norman Harman said, on October 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Is Castles and Crusades considered “traditional”? I think it is. But, I can also imagine why people wouldn’t think so. I guess it depends on how much you believe play style / flavor or mechanics determine traditionalbility.

    I wanted to add it to the wiki but only if I wasn’t causing a controversy or exceeding the scope of TARGA.

  2. Mike said, on October 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    question- what is the definition of a “traditional” rpg? Is it just a question of age? If so, what is the cut off point?

    • chgowiz said, on October 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm

      @Mike – that’s a very good question. I think it’s safe to say that anything from the 1970s and early 80s, and the recent “direct” retroclones is a safe bet. The TARGA board has a “duck” test – if it walks, quacks and plays like a traditional game, then it probably is one. I can’t speak for the board directly, since I’m not a board member, but the list on the wiki of resources is probably a good starting point. I think you will always have disagreement on an exact cut-off date, especially when you consider that 30 years from now, 3E and 4E will be considered “old school”!

      @Norman – That’s a great question for the Yahoo group. Ask there!

  3. bat said, on October 4, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Feel free to put my flyers from the Yahoogroup up as downloads. I was a bit rushed and will have v.2 of those done shortly, giving more variety.

    • chgowiz said, on October 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks, those are great! I’m currently making a “meatier” one with some verbiage.

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